Security Design / CPTED

Education Session - Panel Format

FRI-D01 - Hello. Goodbye. Protecting People, Objects, and Ideas

Friday, October 20
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM


Creating secure spaces requires careful balance. Landscapes want to be open and inviting but must also function defensively—qualities that are seemingly at odds. This discussion will explore ways of designing for clients with high security needs through a variety of case studies, revealing strategies to achieve beautiful safe spaces.

Learning Objectives:

Andrew Albers

Vice President
The Office of James Burnett

Andrew Albers, Vice President, is a licensed Architect with the Office of James Burnett in Houston since 2006. His work includes landscapes in the academic, healthcare, corporate, and public realms. Andrew has worked on some of the firm’s most notable projects. Educated as an Architect, Andrew’s work has always looked beyond the building and sought a connection between interior and exterior. Outside of work, Andrew enjoys teaching an introduction to Landscape Architecture at the Rice School of Architecture. Andrew is a board member of the Rice Design Alliance RDA and Chair of the Editorial Committee of the RDA.


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Christian Gabriel

National Design Director for Landscape Architecture
U.S. General Services Administration

Christian Gabriel, RLA, ASLA is National Design Director for Landscape Architecture with the U.S. General Services Administration. Christian is an innovative landscape architect working at the intersection of design, policy and performance as the federal agency's first National Design Director for Landscape Architecture. Christian serves as design curator and policymaker and is responsible for setting design standards in the realm of public space, landscape, site security, sustainability, and resilience for over 9,000 GSA-managed public properties. As a public leader he has sought to deliver inspiring, high-quality public landscapes that maximize ecological function and social impact.


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Jennifer Luce

Principal, FAIA
Luce et Studio Architects Inc.

Canadian born architect Jennifer Luce founded Luce et Studio in 1990. The studio is passionate about the intersection of design, art and architecture with projects that span multiple scales from art-based graphics to inspired civic architecture. Their work includes projects for museums, corporate design firms, boutique hotels, civic institutions, colleges and private residential clients. Numerous projects have been featured in the New York Times, Fast Company, Surface Magazine and included in exhibitions internationally. The firm was named Vanguard by Architectural Record, awarded a Businessweek award for design innovation and has received 21 design awards from the American Institute of Architects.


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Kate Larsen

Rogers Partners Architects+Urban Designers

As an Associate at ROGERS PARTNERS Architects+Urban Designers, Kate has been intimately involved with the design and management of the New St. Pete Pier, in St. Petersburg, FL. Prior professional experience includes work at Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates, where she was involved with design, construction, and management of several notable infrastructure projects, coordinating multiple disciplines. Kate is a registered landscape architect and registered architect in the state of New York. She holds a BA in Urban Studies with Honors from Brown University and an MArch from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design.


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